Prominent Labour leader, Comrade Issa aremu has described the death of National Chairman of Labour Party Alh A Abdulsalam (Barde Paiko ) on Tuesday morning as shocking.
Aremu who spoke through a statement by Kekere Solomon noted that Abdulsalam was “an astute politician who kept faith with Labour Party from formation to the end”
The statement reads: “With heavy heart, we received with shock the sudden death of the National Chairman of Labour Party Alh A Abdulsalam (Barde Paiko ) this morning Tuesday 29th December 2020
“Alh A A Salam was an astute politician who kept faith with Labour Party from formation to the end. He was a founding Secretary of the party and ended as the Chairman of the party. To his credit he together with Dan Iwayawun flagged off the governorship campaign of Adams Oshiomhole in Edo state in 2007.
“The alliance between the LP and ACN led to the victory of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in 2008. LP also repeated same feat in Ondo state Olusegun Mimiko won twice as LP governor in the state. LP remains one of the leading parties in Nigeria always on the ballot papers, thanks to Sallam’ s perseverance and commitment.
“Comrade Issa Aremu owns his contest as LP Candidate in 2019 election IN Kwara state to the late Chairman. He organized the primaries and campaigned selflessly. Salam would definitely be missed in IPAC and the labour movement. He was the pioneer General Secretary of the NULGE. after trade union restructuring in 1978. May his soul rest in eternal rest!
“We Loved Alh A A. Salam beyond words and we shall be missing his exemplary leadership qualities, doggedness and above was a devoted Muslim.
“We pray that the Almighty Allah accept his soul and grant him aljanat firdaus.”